A beautiful charity single in aid of the Irish Cancer Society has been released today. A cover of the popular One Republic song ‘I Lived’, the song is performed by a group of 80 children and teens from the Eclipse Stage School in Dublin. And gosh, it’s good. We can’t listen to it without getting goosebumps.
With cancer affecting every family in Ireland at some point and after a brush with the condition himself last year at the age of 26, choreographer and creative director Kenneth Giles decided to dedicate a special project to helping others in need to coincide with the 10th anniversary of his business in 2017.
A rare form of skin cancer developed under Kenneth’s eye twice in the space of one year which doctors said is usually only seen in people of age 50+. Sun protection and health within day-to-day life needs to be at the centre of attention among young people and old in Ireland. Over 50% of young people are now using sun beds, tanning injections or over-exposing themselves to sun rays whilst on holidays without knowing the true effects it can have on the body and skin.
‘I Lived’ is a song which focuses on living every moment of life and being able to say you have done it all.
‘With every broken bone, I swear I lived’, ‘I did it all’, ‘I owned every second, this world could give…’
The song was recorded and produced at Herbert Studios where some of the biggest names in music have recorded including Muse, Snow Patrol and Gavin James.
Aslan’s Christy Dignam and Joe Jewell dropped into rehearsals with the North Dublin based 80-piece vocal group this week to give the students (aged from 4 to 19) from across Dublin advice and mentor them on their road to releasing their debut single.
The single will be released for download and streaming from today, Thursday 19 October on all digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play as well as the music video on YouTube.
We love this effort by Kenneth and his vocal group in support of the Irish Cancer Society and also his efforts to raise awareness of skin cancer among every generation from kids to the elderly.
You can listen to the single at the YouTube link above and if you like it, please do download it and support this great cause.
Download the song here:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album…